List #1 Vocabulary - Mr. Jason Spitzer, English Language Arts
The Outsiders By S.E. Hinton S.E. Hinton Published The Outsiders in 1967 at the age of 17 (Began writing it at 15). The story was inspired by a real-life event at Hintons high school in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The Outsiders is widely considered the first realistic young-adult novel. Other Hinton books include Rumble Fish, Tex, and That Was Then, This is
Now. Susan Eloise Hinton 1967 in the U.S.A. Lyndon Baines Johnson is president. #1 Television Show. A first-class stamp cost 5 cents. U.S. Population: 198 million World population: 3.5 billion The Beatles
Popular movie Do you know... your 1960s... slang? fuzz heater Watch out, the fuzz is after us! broad
When did you start carrying a heater? rank That Kim is one knockout broad! That band you like is rank! tuff hood A 1967 Mustang is one tuff car.
The hoods cause trouble at night. cancer stick Pass me a cancer stick, Johnny. jumped He got jumped by three guys. rumble hacked off I was hacked off at my parents. pickled
He got really pickled! There was a big rumble at the park. (under the influence) make tracks the cooler When did you get out of the cooler?
Hurry, we gotta make tracks. JD The JD got five months in jail. weed I could really use a weed right now. The two major groups of characters in The Outsiders Greasers Socs
(Pronounced soshes) madras clothes with a plaid design jeans, leather jackets, T-shirts CARS Here are two cars that are mentioned in The Outsiders. The Covair is the first car mentioned in the book. Chevy Corvair
1965 Ford Mustang MUSIC AND FILM Here are some images of popular artists and movies. Elvis Presley The Beatles Beach movies The Beach Boys
Paul Newman Major topics developed in The Outsiders 1. 2. T h e fi g h t b e t w e e n r i c h a n d The power of friendship. 3. What does it mean to be a 4.
The journey from youth to Look for these topics to develop as we read the book! SYMBOLS The switchblade represents strength and power. The Greasers felt safer when carrying this to protect themselves. SYMBOLS The blue Mustang
represents the upper class Socs. It stands for money, power and authority. The rings are a symbol of wealth. The cigarette is a symbol commonly seen in the book as well. Many of the Greasers started smoking at an early age. It made them feel older and helped them fit into their group. Later it became a way of passing time and keeping calm. LIST #1 VOCABULARY
y (adv.) 9. Premonition 4. Gallant (adj.) (n.) 5. Groggy (adj.) 10. Sophisticated (adj.) THE STAY GOLD PROJECT In groups of 2-3 students, choose and complete one of the following: Find and explain evidence that The Outsiders novel
demonstrates the negative effects of violence, peer pressure and stereotyping. How does the novel teach us to rise above these societal problems? What are the various cliques or social groups that you see at school? How is each clique different to others? More importantly, how are they are the same as others? What can be done to bridge the perceived differences amongst these groups at our school? What can be done to improve the way different groups of people are respected and treated by other students? Create an anti-bullying/ anti-stereotyping or anti-violence
public awareness video/poster or PowerPoint. Focus on what the issue is, the negative effects, and how it can be INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS 1. Letter to S.E. Hinton. Write a personal letter to S.E. Hinton and tell her what you liked about The Outsiders. You should also ask her any questions you might have in addition to making suggestions about how she could write a sequel to this story. (One Page.) 2. Sequel or Prequel. Write the synopsis of a sequel or prequel to The Outsiders. A synopsis is a general outline of a book, film, etc. Include the
basic plot, character descriptions, and themes. (One page.) 3. Graphic Novel. Choose one scene from The Outsiders and illustrate it as a page in a graphic novel. It must include four panels, color, dialogue, and action. 4. Juxtapose Collage. Create a collage that compares and contrasts the Greasers and the Socs. You may use a combination of pictures from magazines, imported graphics (ie., internet) and hand drawn illustrations that symbolize or represent these two groups. This assignment should be on large paper, colorful in appearance, and creatively organized.
5. Movie Poster. The Outsiders is about to be remade into a new movie and you have been chosen to design the promotional poster. Include the title and author of the novel, producer, director and a listing of the main characters and the contemporary actors who will play these roles. You may use a combination of pictures from magazines, imported graphics and hand drawn illustrations.
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